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Lingmell

Lingmell



Grid Reference: NY 20925 08144
Height: 800 metres/2625 feet

"The north face of Lingmell and the great ravine of Piers Gill make as wild a scene as will be found anywhere."
A Wainwright

When the visitor to Wasdale Head looks up in search of Scafell Pike find that their view is blocked by the huge bulk of Lingmell, towering above the south side of the valley and hiding the higher ground beyond. There is much more to Lingmell than this steep face suggests though, the western side of the mountain gives a good grassy path to the summit rocks while the north face is a dramatic scene of crags and gullies, split by Piers Gill, the most dramatic gorge in the Lake District.

the views from the summit cairn are of particular interest, as well as the view over Wastwater and up towards Scafell Pike is probably the best view over Great Gable and across Wasdale to Pillar.

  1. Yewbarrow from Nether Beck

    The Wasdale Horseshoe: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: 20km / 12 miles
    Ascent: 2800m / 9200ft
    Duration: 14 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    A very long day above the Wasdale Valley covering some of the most iconic summits in England

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  2. Descending from Scafell Pike

    24 Peak Challenge: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: 50km / 32 miles
    Ascent: 4000m / 13000ft
    Duration: 2 days
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    A very long walk over rough ground, a great very hard challenge event

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  3. On the summit of Great End

    10 Peak Challenge: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: 27km / 17 miles
    Ascent: 2500m / 8300ft
    Duration: 14 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    A long walk over rough ground crossing some of the highest peaks in England

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